Hilda Among the Broken Gods

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byWalter Chalmers Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...miracle, myth, All the dust that the ages have covered His glory with, That we may look on the simple man as He lived and died, Loved and loving and worshipped, and hated and crucified." So does she cap his wild words with others more wild, and a sneer Hardens her voice as she speaks, and grates on my heart while I hear. November, 18--Winnie has left us at length. I had some trouble about it; He laughed at her flattery, vowing he hardly could live now without it, Called her a nice little goose, his Caberfae, with the head, Brown, of a startled deer just raised from its ferny bed; And not a thing would he do, and never a word would he say; It was no business of his; the girl might go or stay; He would have nothing to do with it; women had ways of their own, No man could venture on trying, of letting their wishes be known. He trusted I did not think that his heretic heart was smit By a girl, because her tongue had a trick of heretical wit; Sure, he was sound in heart, whatever his head might be; And if not very devout, he was devoted to me; And held to the saying of Paul as the anchor strong of his life, That maybe the faithless husband was saved by the faith of his wife. That is the way that he speaks now, always with some poor jest, Leaving a text in the mouth with a strange and a bitter taste. So he left me that morning. O how my heart beat wild! As I went into my room, and prayed to be kept meek and mild, Speaking the truth in love; and I said to myself a psalm That nerved my soul to be patient, and dignified too and calm. Hardly I know what followed. I meant to be firm, but kind, And for her own sake tell her the thing that was in my mind; But on the hint of it only, Winnie broke out in her wrath, Scornful, vowing that I had all along darkened her p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...miracle, myth, All the dust that the ages have covered His glory with, That we may look on the simple man as He lived and died, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217484549

ISBN - 13:9780217484541

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